SLAVERY AND ITS TRANSFORMATION IN THE KINGDOM OF KONGO: 1491–1800*

@article{Heywood2009SLAVERYAI,
  title={SLAVERY AND ITS TRANSFORMATION IN THE KINGDOM OF KONGO: 1491–1800*},
  author={Linda M. Heywood},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
ABSTRACT Studies of slavery in Africa during the period of the Atlantic slave trade have largely ignored questions of how political processes affected enslavement during the period and also the extent to which notions of who could be enslaved were modified. Documentation for the kingdom of Kongo during the 1500s to 1800 allows us to explore how the trade was sustained and the social and political dynamics behind it. In a state that consistently exported large numbers of slaves throughout the… Expand
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